Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams beats Jelena Ostapenko, Garbine Muguruza defeats Svetlana Kuznetsova

Wednesday, 12 Jul, 2017

"If not, all that matters is you win".

It's easy to reduce Venus Williams to a compendium of numbers. The venue of the match is at Centre Court, London, Great Britain.

The second-seeded Halep advanced with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

Venus Williams is eyeing a remarkable sixth Wimbledon title after moving through to her 10th semi final at the All England Club. She just needs to reach the semifinals to secure the No. 1 ranking. She took just 64 minutes to wrap up the last match (6-3, 6-2) she played, sending the Junior champion Ana Konjuh home.

Angelique Kerber, on her way to defeat against Garbine Muguruza at Wimbledon.

Both Centre Court (nearly 15,000 seats) and No. 1 Court (more than 11,000) had two men's matches and one women's match. "It's also part of my game". But she had no answer to Williams, who played with a self-assured and gangly ease, stepping up the power only when she needed to. I don't like when I play and nobody's watching the match. "Of course, I wanted to show my best today". For me, I'm still looking for the next months, next weeks. This is Wimbledon. I was very focussed and here I am.

"I was afraid of how I was going to play here".

"I really can not believe it". That's why I put in the effort and the time.

The American returned to the top 10 past year and then reached her first Grand Slam final since 2009 when she lost to sister Serena at the Australian Open final in January.

Williams dominated Wimbledon for nearly a decade between 2000 and 2009, winning five titles and finishing runner-up in another three finals.

In her third participation at Wimbledon Ostapenko defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, seeded No.4, 6-3, 7-6 (6), reports IANS.

Muguruza, beaten by Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon final, will face Coco Vandeweghe or Magdalena Rybarikova in the last four. If there's better matches on the men's side, then that has to go first, as well. The Djokovic-Mannarino fourth-rounder was postponed until Tuesday; it had been scheduled for No. 1 Court after Nadal-Muller concluded. "There were some hard moments, difficult games".

Djokovic was broken only once, in the second set. But she fought back.

"Obviously I think ideally you would have two men's and two women's on Centre", Murray said.

Youth will come up against experience this afternoon when Jelena Ostapenko, the 20-year-old Latvian, takes on Venus Williams, the 37-year-old American, in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. She is acing ahead at the moment as Venus has already slammed 6 aces while Ostapenko has none so far.

In the quarterfinals, Kuznetsova will face Muguruza.

The 23-year-old is being coached by Conchita Martinez, who became the only Spanish woman to win Wimbledon in 1994, and the lessons appear to have done the trick.